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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Apr 7, 2007 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dark Star

The evolution of the Dark Star, one of the many things I love about this song is the fact that they are all different. The intro, the jams, how long they play before Jerry starts singing the first verse, or maybe no third verse at all. And when is the proper time for Jerry to start singing? I find at about the 8-9 minute mark of the song to be about appropriate. They have usually settled into a good groove by that point and my mind has already been blown.
Here are a few classic Dark Star, for your listening pleasure:
2-27-1969(Live/Dead) 2-13-1970, 5-11-1972, 8-27-1972, 9-21-1972, 6-10-1973, 11-11-1973, 2-24-1974, 10-18-1974 (GD Movie Soundtrack) 12-31-1978, (Closing of Winterland) 10-9-1989, 10-26-1989, 3-28-1990, 7-12-1990, 9-20-1990, 4-1-1991, 9-26-1991, 3-9-1992, 3-20-1992, and 3-17-1993.

I know this type of thread has been posted before, but I am interested in what everyone else thinks about a good Dark Star and where it takes them. And if anyone else can point out some of there favorite Dark Star. There is too much to write about this song in just one post. I will continue this.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Apr 7, 2007 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

the later Dark Star's hurt my ears.

2-27-69 is fine with me. a bit short at 21 min and change, and it stays close to home, but as far as these ears are concerned, it's perfect.

I'm at the 20 min mark of Dr Flash's pick for today (4/8/72) and it's getting good.

edit: Dr Flash's Dark Star got great.

This post was modified by Death&Mercy on 2007-04-07 15:43:43

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Poster: smi2les Date: Apr 7, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

The one New Years '81

and this Space Development Show,

07-13-84 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.

1: Bertha> Greatest, Dire Wolf, C. C. Rider, Loser, Cassidy, Dupree's, Bucket> Might As Well
2: Scarlet> Touch> Fire> Woman Smarter> Drumz> Wheel> Miracle> Stella Blue> Sugar Magnolia

E: Dark Star

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Poster: gdave Date: Apr 7, 2007 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

Three great ones (all from 73) that I have listened to recently:

2-15-73 The Phil solo and the following interplay with Jerry that flows into Eyes is magnificent, and the rest of it is great too.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-02-15.sbd.hall.1580.sbeok.shnf


6-24-73 and 3-28-73 are mind-blowing

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-28.sbd-aud.cotsman.11473.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-06-24.sbd.cotsman.12828.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 7, 2007 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

Some excellent Dark Stars that you may not have heard...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-09-02.sbd.miller.22095.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-11-02.sbd.goodbear.1125.sbefail.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-01-02.early-late.sbd.cotsman.18120.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-02.sbd.cotsman.17809.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-19.sbd.kaplan.5217.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-02-18.sbd.orf.107.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-16.psbd.unknown.6683.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-24.sbd.bertha-ashley.25508.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-05-14.sbd.murphy.1823.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Apr 7, 2007 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

I am the type of person that cannot and will not change a song in the middle, or even if there is 20 seconds left, So i have really started to delve into my dark stars.. I love 'em. Even if it does not kick up much. Because a lot of them.. in my opinion, don't. It just feels so jazzy to me, and I get lost in some parallel-universe, and when the song is over, i am in a totally different mood/mindset. Very calming.. I want to go into the psychology field, and personally I feel a lot of dark stars could have a positive influence on people, like when they are driving home from work.. or some situation like that. The spontaneity, emotion, and random creativity put into them puts -me- into a state of wonder, and I think it'd do the same for others. I think Dark Star is the dead's signature jam, and i love it :D wish i could have seen one of them..

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Apr 7, 2007 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

now that's the kind of psychology that every person could use...some good ol' Dr. DarkStar

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Apr 7, 2007 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

I haven't heard a couple of these. I am going to have to bookmark this and spend some time with them. Thanks.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Apr 7, 2007 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star

I only got to see one live but it was outstanding and took 3 shows to complete. It started on the first night was hoped for the second and completed on the 3rd coming out of space! I'll never forget having what felt like a huge ball of energy building up in my spine as the tension grew during that space and then with the first cord of DS I had this huge ball of energy Crash from my crown shakra! Pouring it Light..................